Marie Linnette Scott Case Study

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Growing up as a young black African-American girl in the rural south, Atlanta Georgia to be exact was not just southern peaches and cream, but more everyday trials and tribulations that built character. Marie Linnette Scott, born on 09/21/1930 at a healthy seven pounds, 2 ounces to the late Fannie Brown and Fredrick Brown. She was the second daughter of the family and the last child. Marie was the baby in the family and brought so much joy to her family. Having a father as a farmer and a mother as a housewife taught Marie to work hard and always keep up on household duties. On April 13th, 2016 I had the pleasure to interview Marie Linette Scott and the information I received during my interview I will cherish and always remember. Marie’s family did not have much…show more content…
She nearly burnt down the house, but trying to be independent meant more to her than the beating she endure shortly after trying. Marie enjoyed playing double dutch with the neighborhood kids. The children around the neighborhood and her sister would have double dutch competitions and Marie would more than likely win or be the runner up because she was so quick on her feet. Being active at such a young age really helped her in the long run because her body was much more flexible, and healthier than the other kids who hated to play outside. In school she also enjoyed to play outside, but during recess you would find Marie somewhere in the corner reading a book. Marie enjoyed learning, she looked up to her father who was a very smart man. Her father always said, “When you’re smart they can’t take that away, they can take your money, put you in jail and throw away a key, but they can’t take your education”. This quote she too lived by. Marie knew her only way out of poverty was to remain sharp on her education skills because this would take her far. Her father being a smart working man had more opportunity’s to learn rather than her
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